Germany, Osnabrück

Biodiversity: The Diversity of Ecosystems, Genes and Species

when 30 June 2014 - 24 July 2014
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1490

Initially, you will gain a general overview of the topic of biodiversity. In order to understand biodiversity in its evolutionary context as well as its current loss, keynote lectures will shed light on biological as well as socio-economic aspects of the topic. Subsequently, you will learn about current methods in biodiversity-related research and participate in hands-on, laboratory-based classes. The final part of the program deepens the contents of the classes and closes with a student-led symposium. Additionally, all Summer Schools students will take part in a German taster course.

Course leader

Schools of Biology, Osnabrück University

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world in fields related to those covered by the course are welcome to apply. Since the course is taught in English, a level of B2 (according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required. No previous knowledge of German is required. Participants must be over the age of 18.rnrn

Course aim

You will deepen your knowledge of the topic biodiversity.

Fee info

EUR 1490: The program fee of 1490 € includes the course fee, accommodation, the entire cultural and recreational program, free public transportation within the city of Osnabrück and a discount for using Osnabrück University’s cafeterias. In addition to the course you will be able to take part in a rich cultural program: visit of sights in Osnabrück, excursions to Bremen and Berlin, a mudflat hiking tour on the shores of the North Sea, sports and much more!